Makes 5 servings, 2 Tbsp each

Place in a food processor container or blender and cover:

3 cups washed and dried fresh basil leaves (can substitute half of the basil with spinach)

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup walnuts or pine nuts

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Process until well blended.

Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Judy Caplan is a registered dietitian with a private practice in preventive health in Reston, VA. Her children’s book, Gobey Gets Full – Good Nutrition in a Nutshell, is now available. Visit for more information about Judy and her company, Nutrition Ammunition.


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